‘Seeds of Destruction 3’ Tournament: Day 2


The second day of the tournment loomed, and after a good night’s sleep (well, as good as you can get with two young kids) and a nourishing breakfast inside me (cheerios and bacon sandwich, breakfast of champions!) I was ready to take on the world and their dog, just so long as it was confined to the theatre of toy soldiers and the dog was a cockapoo or smaller. And yes, it is a real breed of dog.

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‘Seeds of Destruction 3’ Tournament: Day 1



Last weekend I attended the ‘Seeds of Destruction 3’ tournament held by the Vale Renegades at the excellent Firestorm Games here in Cardiff. This was an ITC event (my first ever – eeeek!) following the ITC format of 5 games over two days using modified missions customised for the event – ‘Power Struggle’, ‘The Relic’, ‘Lead from the Front’, Sabotage’ and ‘Warzone’.

The full mission pack can be found here, but in summary there were three elements of scoring in each mission – Primary (objectives), Secondary (tasks – i.e. point for vehicles killed, etc) and Critical (a difficult task, usually holding all the objectives for a turn). I decided to take my T’au once more, the list for which can be found here.

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Tourney time update 29/9/2018



With any luck (and a bit of clever scheduling shenanigans) this update will be hitting the blog as I am on my way to the Seeds of Destruction tournament that I mentioned last month.  Organised once more by the terrific team at Vale Renegades, the event is being hosted by the ever fragrant boys and girls at Firestorm Games in beautiful, downtown, Cardiff, Wales.

I will hopefully unless reduced to a salty teared mess be writing a blow by blow account of the tournament in the coming weeks, but at the time of posting almost 90 competitors have entered the running, making it the biggest tournament I will have ever attended.  On top of it being an ITC event, it has also now been classified as an ITC GT – something, I am led to believe, that is a very big deal.  Either way, I’m just chuffed to be going!

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Tourney Time!



Next month I will, with any luck, be attending the ‘Seeds of Destruction’ Tournament, run by the venerable Vale Renegades and hosted by the very excellent Firestorm Games here in beautiful, sunny, downtown Cardiff.  This will mark my third (yes third!) Tournament of the Year, smashing all previous records (being 1) for attendances of competitive events in a single hobby season, and moving me firmly into the category of ‘novice gamer’.

But that is not the only milestone to be reached, for this will also be my first ITC event!  Now, as someone who has no interest in the world of cut throat competitive gaming, you may well ask yourself why the hell would I want to get involved in an ITC event?  Well, the answers are many fold, convoluted, and not really worth the time of explaining – let alone reading.  Lets just say I want to crush the unworthy mercilessly beneath my boots  get some games in while I have a free weekend and this seemed like the best way to do it.

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‘Double Tap’ Tournament 06/05/2018


Last weekend I attended the Double Tap III tournament here in Cardiff, hosted as usual by the ever awesome Firestorm Games. The event itself was run by Vale Renegades, one of the most popular 40k gaming groups in South Wales. Although I didn’t take copious notes (or indeed photos) of the event, I just thought it might offer up a quick summary of the event and how the T’au faired in pursuit of the Greater Good!

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‘Warshed’ Tournament 24/02/18


Last weekend I attended the Warhshed tournament held by the Cardiff Wargames Club  at the excellent Firestorm Games. The format was 5 games over two days using the Open War card deck to determine Missions, Deployment and Twists. Power level was set at up to 120 PL, with Ruse cards working as normal but Sudden Death cards kicking in when your opponent was 40PL or more above your Power Level. I decided to take my T’au once more, the list for which was covered in a previous post.

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PART 4.3: The Artemis Hive Campaign

MISSION 4.3: ‘Undeniable’


Mission Setup:
The Ultramarines’ drive on, slicing through the defences with grim determination and methodical devastation. Bolter shells chatter and promethium flames flare, answered by the whistle of guided missiles and the sharp crack of pulse rounds. The human defenders continue to fall, like cattle they are butchered in the streets now slick with blood and gore. Almost all human resistance has collapsed, with units throwing down their arms before the advancing marines, begging for forgiveness. The more wary run away and attempt to hide, and wisely so as the Ultramarines meat out the Emperors justice on those they find cowering before them.

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